Greatest Western Movie – The Shootout Has Begun

By Staff
12/16/2008 • Westward Expansion, Wild West

The votes are in. Our list of 100 Greatest Western Movies has been culled down to the 32 titles you said were the best of the best. Now it’s time for the grand finale, the online shoot-out to determine which one of the 32 is number one, the greatest Western of them all.

Click on this link. It will take you to brackets (threads), each listing two movies that are facing off toe to toe, such as Stagecoach and The Virginian. Click on a thread to find voting buttons that let you choose your favorite of the two. Further down the page, you can read a brief description of the two films and make comments about your choice if you wish.

Click on each thread and vote until you run out of ammo —uh, that is, until you’ve voted in all the threads.

In coming weeks, the competing titles will be pared down in successive voting rounds until only two legendary Westerns stand facing each other, eyes narrowed, fingers twitching. When that round’s voting closes, one of them will be recognized as the Greatest Western Movie.

Of course, there’ll always be some newcomer, looking to challenge that title. That’s why we keep going back to the theaters . . .

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